Laura Rodman, Ph.D., is a grant writing consultant with more than 25 years of experience writing award-winning grant proposals, as well as white papers and research publications. She provides proposal development services for clients nationwide, particularly for colleges and universities, research institutions, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Her services include writing, editing, reviewing, and coaching.
Laura Rodman has a Ph.D. in engineering and worked in engineering research prior to becoming a grant writer. Her expertise combines scientific and technical understanding with strong proposal writing skills. Laura has the analytical background and ability to grasp key innovations and to write about them clearly and persuasively. As a former Principal Investigator working under federal sponsorship, she has first-hand knowledge of the specific requirements of R&D proposals.
Laura has written award-winning proposals on federal, state, and private projects and has helped her clients win funding ranging from $50,000 to $11 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), NASA, and the U.S. Departments of Energy, Agriculture, Defense, Transporation, Education, and Health and Human Services.
Laura's specialty area is NSF grant writing. Laura has written 24 awarded NSF proposals for her clients, totaling $13 million:
Laura is available for large or small jobs. Working with your subject matter experts, she can assist with background research and project design, and she will write your proposal as an iterative process, soliciting your feedback as the narrative takes shape. She can manage the proposal development process, including adherence to internal and external deadlines. Her management experience includes working with multiple collaborating partners on joint applications.
Laura's writing strengths include the ability to
Your funding proposal narrative must be clear and focused on your message, so the reviewers can easily visualize and grasp your proposed concept and its benefits. Before you submit, Laura can review and edit your proposal to ensure your application is well organized, complies with the application instructions, and presents a strong argument for funding support.
Laura has extensive experience writing and editing peer-reviewed journal articles, conference papers, white papers, and technical reports. She can assist authors by editing manuscripts with attention to organization, language usage, emphasis, and clarity.
Laura can coach early-career researchers in grant writing and help them develop their ideas through an iterative process of review, critique, and editing. She will help ensure that the narrative is both compelling to reviewers and meets the requirements of the funding agency.